ten on tuesday.

1. I received my first birthday present in the mail yesterday, from Samantha. Exactly one month until the big day. I can only surmise that this means she’ll be sending me a new gift everyday for the next 30 days to ring my 30th in with style. Right? 😉

2. For the record, it was this. I love it. Even if she did hack into my Etsy account to pillage my favorites list.

3. I stumbled across a super-helpful tool last week as I was designing a birth announcement and trying to match a font for one of my favorite, ultra-fabulous clients (can you tell she reads my blog?!): WhatTheFont.com. You just upload a small jpeg featuring the font you’re looking for and they’ll pinpoint which one it is and where to find it. Pretty cool, huh?

4.  I did a bit of pro bono work this week photographing the classes at my kids’ school. Last year when I did it I completely forgot to show up and the director had to call me to ask where I was. I was mortified. This year I swore I wouldn’t forget. And yesterday, I didn’t. Today on the other hand…

5. Let’s just say that I haven’t showered today. We, um, had to leave the house in a hurry. After I ran a few miles this morning. Which = I stink. Figuratively and literally.

6. New fun mama blog: Fly Through Our Window. And she lives in Alabama! How did I not know about this? Thanks Tina for pointing me in that direction!

7. I’m having a major blog problem lately. I have too much to blog. Too many ideas, too many pictures, too many stories. Not enough time.

8. Lately Ephraim has been obsessed with bringing me flowers. Everytime he sees one he has to stop, pick it, and carry it to me saying, “a flower for youuuuuu.” I love him. One day he will make some girl very happy. And, yes, that thought makes my stomach lurch.

9. This weekend is Huntsville’s WhistleStop Festival. Between our four families of neighbors we’re fielding two teams for the Shade Tree BBQ competition. And by “we” I mean the pork-and-beer-obsessed boys. By the sound of their conversations over the last 6 months you’d think they were planning the invasion of Normandy.

10. Brent has been hard at work on our backyard this month. Thanks to some help from my stepdad and grandfather last weekend he’s got his eye on the finish line. The last step is just laying a bit of sod. But not before we haul away a good amount of dirt. Anyone need any good dirt? Free for the taking!

LisaApril 27, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Thank you Erin for going to so much trouble to find my font! I will definitely be using that site in the future! Whew, so good to know who I can go to in order to answer all of life’s difficult questions!!!!!!!!

Lovely Cee.April 27, 2010 - 3:26 pm

whew! i know when i find a great blog when i can’t sit down because im too inspired:)

#1 HAPPY BIRHTDAY, Erin! ( your first birthday greeting one month from today…?). im still waiting for my birthday present from etsy:) your ring(s) would good look with my necklace from etsy:)

#5 i didn’t run, just walked and i was too weak. i wanted crawl back home. so i think i could relate:)
#7 i wish i could the same thing. im a bad blogger.
#9 is funny:)

ToniApril 27, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Oh that is too funny! I have run across Darby’s blog( Fly Through Our Window). She has a twin sister, Erika, that is a Interior Designer too. Her blog is http://blog.urbangrace.com/. They both are very creative and I enjoy them both!!!

nickiApril 27, 2010 - 6:39 pm

LOVE the gift from Samantha! 🙂
I was going to tell you about Fly Through Our Window! Are you close to her? You know she has a twin sister who has an interior design type blog? http://blog.urbangrace.com/
AND she is adorable just like her sister!

LaurenApril 27, 2010 - 10:31 pm

Love that ring on Etsy. I visit http://www.flythroughourwindow.com regularly~Darby is hilarious! You are too. Love the no-showering thing today….it just means you were busy!! I have the same problem with the “not enough time for blogging thing”…..but for some reason I can sure make the time to read ’em!

Hillary @ The Other MamaApril 28, 2010 - 7:11 am

I don’t know how, but I just found YOUR BLOG! Finally!!! And it’s beautiful- just like you, my friend!

Love the sound of the font place and how did you not know about Darby? I grew up with and graduated from high school with her hubs and they live in our hometown. Hers was the first blog I read YEARS ago and she made me think it was easy. Ahem.
Anyway, yes, you will love her- everyone does including me!

Can’t wait to add you to my reader list officially!

TinaApril 28, 2010 - 6:21 pm

I love Whatthefont.com! Found it a couple of years ago, and it’s so useful. I had a feeling you would enjoy that blog! And what a sweet boy with the flowers…melts my heart (and thinking of Carter + some girl makes my stomach churn too.)

adminApril 29, 2010 - 8:26 pm

Yay! Thanks for the new awesome link girls! I had no idea.

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